You are here

Hipster Christianity: When Church and Cool Collide (Paperback)

    $16.00
    Usually Ships in 1-5 Days

    Description


    Insider twentysomething Christian journalist Brett McCracken has grown up in the evangelical Christian subculture and observed the recent shift away from the "stained glass and steeples" old guard of traditional Christianity to a more unorthodox, stylized 21st-century church. This change raises a big issue for the church in our postmodern world: the question of cool. The question is whether or not Christianity can be, should be, or is, in fact, cool. This probing book is about an emerging category of Christians McCracken calls "Christian hipsters"--the unlikely fusion of the American obsessions with worldly "cool" and otherworldly religion--an analysis of what they're about, why they exist, and what it all means for Christianity and the church's relevancy and hipness in today's youth-oriented culture.

    About the Author


    Brett McCracken is a graduate of Wheaton College and UCLA. His day job is managing editor for Biola University's Biola magazine. He regularly writes movie reviews and features for Christianity Today, as well as contributing frequently to Relevant magazine. He comments on movies, media, and popular culture issues at his blog, The Search, http: //stillsearching.wordpress.com/. He lives in Los Angeles.
    Product Details
    ISBN: 9780801072222
    ISBN-10: 0801072220
    Publisher: Baker Books
    Publication Date: August 2010
    Pages: 255
    Language: English